New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
March 17, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. The Chef
James Patterson and Max DiLallo
Caleb Rooney, a police detective and celebrity food truck chef, must clear his name of murder allegations.
3. The Border
The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller's fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.
4. An Anonymous Girl
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Jessica Farris's life unravels when she signs up for Dr. Shield's psychology study.
5. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
6. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder
Hannah Swensen teams up with a former lover to find out who left a dead body in her bedroom.
7. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
8. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
9. Never Tell
D. D. Warren and Flora Dane investigate whether a pregnant woman shot and killed her husband.
10. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
11. The Priory of the Orange Tree
Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from a dragon.
12. Black Leopard, Red Wolf
A loner named Tracker teams up with a group of unusual characters in search of a mysterious boy.
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
14. The Great Alone
A former prisoner of war moves his family to Alaska.
15. Connections in Death
J. D. Robb
Eve Dallas scours tattoo parlors and strip joints for clues to the cause of Lyle Pickering's mysterious death.
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A version of this list appears in the March 17, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 2, 2019.